The White Sox are going to decline Jake Peavy’s 2013 option

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Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are not going to exercise Jake Peavy’s 2013 option.

Makes sense give that the option is for $22 million, which is way too much for almost every pitcher out there.  Peavy will get a $4 million buyout on the option.

And he’ll make decent money in free agency this year after showing that he’s got his groove back.  To date he’s thrown 198 and two-thirds innings, putting any concerns about his durability after his injury-plagued past few years.  And he’s been good too, posting a 3.26 ERA, a WHIP of 1.112 and striking out 177.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.